When it comes to protective floor coating for your concrete floors, the options are overwhelming. Should you save money and attempt coating your floors yourself? Do you contract with a professional, deal with the cost, but know you’ll have a quality product and product-application?
Whether you’re needs are commercial or residential, the wisest course is to go with professional floor coating application. It’s essential to the success of your floor coating that proper preparation is made prior to application of a high-quality product. If your floor isn’t properly prepared, and your product isn’t high-quality, you could end up doing more harm than good. Cracks and fissures in the seal can allow dirt and water to infiltrate the seal, degrading the concrete-causing a costly mess, and possible replacement of your floor.
Finding the right product is equally as mind-boggling. With so many seemingly good products on the market, how do you know which one is going to provide the right-and most durable-protection for your concrete floor? Do you choose epoxy? Or would a polyurea product offer superior quality? What are the differences and which is better, overall?
The Problem with Epoxy
Epoxy, has long been the popular choice for homeowners, and many commercial businesses alike.It’s cheaper, but that’s about it.
Epoxy floor coating isn’t permanent. In fact, it needs to be reapplied every few years, in order to maintain a protective seal and neat appearance. Epoxy isn’t impervious to stains or damage from caustic chemicals, de-icing agents, road salt, and the like. It reacts to the heat of your car’s tires, adhering so that the laminate is actually stripped away.
Polyurea is the Better Option
Polyurea, on the other hand, is gaining in popularity, as many business and homeowners discover the countless advantages of applying polyurea instead of epoxy floor coating. Polyurea has a much faster curing time, meaning your floor is generally ready for use within 24 hours instead of the 72 hours epoxy installers often recommend.
Polyurea floor coating is also much more flexible, even with intense temperature changes, heavy machinery, and high traffic. Polyurea holds up under corrosive and caustic chemicals. It’s resistant to abrasion and stains.
Polyurea comes in unlimited color options and is stylish enough to use anywhere, including basement red-rooms, patios, sun porches, and pool decks.
Polyurea Floor Coatings in Chicagoland
If you’re interested in finding out more about high-quality, durable polyurea floor coating, contact White Rabbit. We’ll help you find the ideal coating for your commercial or residential concrete floor. And you’ll be covered in no time!